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      01-08-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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Ok..what are the nicely integrated boost guage alternatives?

Any pics. I want a boost guage now.
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      01-08-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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do a search, theres a few options out there. seen em in the ash tray, glove, couple on driver side dash, and in driver side vent. i think there was a thread a while back with a bunch of pics too.
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Lol nice timing, this was my attempt, it's what I wanted and i like it, might not be for you. You can create pretty much anything you want with fiberglass, try it.

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Here you go man. The three I like belong to Retrodrive, M3to335 and Eugen:
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Has anyone mounted the Zeitronix display cleanly?

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where can I get more info on this???

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where can I get more info on this???

Eugen's. He made a thread about it. Just search and you'll find it.
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Thanks guys...this is the stuff I wanted. Now the question ...who makes/sells these options. I had a center vent boost guage on my last Audi..and it seem to integrate well...this is the kind of subtle look I am seeking...I know the vent thing wont work on a 335i..but you get the idea. There is something to be said about getting the boost guage up into the drivers view better...anyone figure anything out that is higher in the cockpit..so we dont have to look down to see it?

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If i'm not mistaken, those are all one off pieces.

I'm looking for one too, just no one produces anything worth a damn
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While those really look nice, they are useless other than the peak function because you cannot even remotely look at the road while looking at those gauges. I really must be mounted on the dash where you can see it while just glancing away from the road.

I am kind of surprised someone hasn't done an HKS CAMP using the nav display yet. IMO it would look incredible and be very unique, integrated well and useful.
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I would prefer a column mounted setup. It's small and low profile, and in a functional spot. With good interior color/guage style matching, it can look OE. This is from A WRX.

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thats how I had it on my WRX, it was a great location for viewing. I'm thinking about doing it like this on the 335

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I would prefer a column mounted setup. It's small and low profile, and in a functional spot. With good interior color/guage style matching, it can look OE. This is from A WRX.

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Nice night shot! That gauge looks to match perfectly. Do you have any problems with glare off the windshield at night? That is: can you see a reflection of the boost gauge in the windshield?

Thanks,
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Thanks guys...this is the stuff I wanted. Now the question ...who makes/sells these options. I had a center vent boost guage on my last Audi..and it seem to integrate well...this is the kind of subtle look I am seeking...I know the vent thing wont work on a 335i..but you get the idea. There is something to be said about getting the boost guage up into the drivers view better...anyone figure anything out that is higher in the cockpit..so we dont have to look down to see it?

I am working on that right now for the 335 . I already have a bunch of the legwork done!
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Thanks guys...this is the stuff I wanted. Now the question ...who makes/sells these options. I had a center vent boost guage on my last Audi..and it seem to integrate well...this is the kind of subtle look I am seeking...I know the vent thing wont work on a 335i..but you get the idea. There is something to be said about getting the boost guage up into the drivers view better...anyone figure anything out that is higher in the cockpit..so we dont have to look down to see it?

This is what I'm looking for too. It's just a matter of time until someone offers one.
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Nice night shot! That gauge looks to match perfectly. Do you have any problems with glare off the windshield at night? That is: can you see a reflection of the boost gauge in the windshield?

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No problems with the glare at night but some problems with the glare in the daytime. I just need a visor, that's all.
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I am working on that right now for the 335 . I already have a bunch of the legwork done!
Hurry up and get the Helix released nationwide and then concentrate on this
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I am working on that right now for the 335 . I already have a bunch of the legwork done!
The gauge must be smaller than 52mm because the vents aren't that big.
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The gauge must be smaller than 52mm because the vents aren't that big.
Ya, I remember he said a custom one had to be made.
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I had a nice set up in my old Evo. center mount on the wheel hub.. It didnt block any of the stock gauges, and was built of carbon fiber.

I still have the piece and put it on wheel, and man it looked sweet! Didnt fit of course.

Perfect placement, right in front of you, no looking down, taking your eyes off the road.

It was built by RMR.......... I also have a Greddy boost gauge sitting around.

But really 11-14 psi is a joke, reading in bars. The needle barley moves.

Now 20-23 lbs. was fun to watch the needle sweep.

I know its for measurements and not "looks".
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